Friday, June 25, 2010

Fat Quarter Bags

Hard to imagine it's almost been a year since we went to the Knoxville AQS show last July. (Harder still that it's taken me this long to finally use the patterns I purchased there!) Tennessee was a fantastic place to go for vacation--enjoyed the Smokey Mountains (met a black bear on the trail), Gatlinburg(Ripley's Aquarium is very entertaining) and Dollywood.

While at the quilt show, found a booth carrying patterns by a company called, "P. S. Gone Quilting." Very cute patterns were available--could have bought one of each, but ended up purchasing one for making lined drawstring bags from a single fat quarter, another for a red and white scrap quilt and a third for a collapsible bottle holder using tiny embroidery hoops.

Thought the drawstring bags would be a great item for Love Apple Quilters' 2011 Quilt Show boutique, so stole some time away from the usual schedule and tried it out.

What fun! The bag went together in less than an hour and provided all kinds of opportunities for embellishments! Added some beads to the coordinating ribbon ties, just to add a little bit of sparkle.

Did give the ice cream cones as a gift bag to a young sewer for her birthday and it was well received. Hope everyone who comes to the quilt show is equally pleased!